• Head to Lhasa for a spiritual and culinary journey

    2012-01-31

    Tibet is one of the world's most mysterious destinations, offering a look into an entirely unique culture that is under Chinese rule. Lhasa is particular is an amazing place to experience that may make for the ultimate getaway experience that baby boomers can encounter.

    If travelers journey to Lhasa they cannot miss the magnificent Potala Palace. This UNESCO World heritage site is a massive structure that was built atop Red Mountain centuries ago, reports the UNESCO website. The palace was a haven for Tibetan Buddhism and there are several sections of the structure devoted to different concentrations, including an ordinate throne room for the Dalai Lama.

    Barkhor is the ideal place to begin learning about local culture and traditions. According to Lonely Planet, this temple is always swarmed by pilgrims doing a special meditative circuit around the exterior and inside. Guests may also pick up a wide variety of souvenirs at the complex, from t-shirts to prayer flags.

    Sampling Tibetan cuisine can be an experience in itself and may be best presented at the Pentoc Restaurant. Travelers are treated to a large English language menu full of options including thugpa noodles, momo dumplings and yak meat dishes.

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